Trio tied at the top
OPELIKA, Ala. — Martin Flores, Cameron Tringale and Zac Blair shared the Barbasol Championship lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday when first-round play was suspended because of darkness.
Flores and Tringale played in morning at Grand National’s Lake Course, and Blair finished his afternoon round after a nearly two-hour rain delay.
OPELIKA, Ala. — Zac Blair, Martin Flores and Cameron Tringale shared the Barbasol Championship lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday when firstround play was suspended because of darkness.
Flores and Tringale played in the morning at Grand National’s Lake Course, and Blair finished his afternoon round in humid conditions after a rain delay of nearly two hours.
“It wasn’t too bad out there even before the delay,” Blair said. “It actually probably got a little muggier after the delay, but overall it was pretty nice.”
The three leaders are winless on the PGA Tour.
Blair eagled the par-5 fifth — hitting his second shot to a foot — and added four birdies.
“I hit a good drive down there, got a good bounce, was able to go for it in two,” Blair said. “I had like 260 [yards] or something like that, hit it right in the middle of the green, kind of took that hill down there. I knew it was going to be pretty close once it started rolling left. Walked up there and it was about 12 inches, so those are always nice.”
Robert Allenby, Chad Campbell, Rory Sabbatini and Tag Ridings (Arkansas Razorbacks) shot 66, and Richy Werenski also was 5 under with two holes left. Allenby, the 46-year-old Australian who won all four of his PGA Tour titles in 2000 and 2001, is used to the hot and muggy conditions.
Ken Duke (Arkadelphia, Henderson State) had a 1-under 70.